On those days when the New Mexico sky isn't crystal clear blue, my mood turns a little gray...
...and so do my pictures.
I always shoot in color, but there are a million ways to turn an image into black and white in Photoshop.
My workflow on this set went like this:
1. From the Image menu, I selected Adjustments > Black and White > Preset = Red Filter
2. Then again from the Image menu, I selected Grayscale
3. Then again from the Image menu, I selected Duotone > Preset = Bl 404 WmGray 401 WmGray
4. Then again from the Image menu, I selected RGB. Saved it as a .jpg and done.
I could play around in Photoshop all day.
These animated .gifs are really easy to make in Photoshop.
Here is a link to the tutorial I followed to learn the technique.
Remember those mouse-rollover photos I used to make?
Turns out those don't work if you're viewing this blog on a smartphone and some tablets,
so out with the rollover and in with the animated .gif.